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Launch of the new PSP website!

Aug 29, 2012 By Paul Spanjar 0 comments

We are delighted to launch the new website of Providence Supporting People. Providence Supporting People (PSP) was an idea created by Paul Spanjar, Steve Spiegel, Louise Spanjar and Carole Spiegel. From their work at The Providence Projects, it became apparent that it was getting more and more difficult for people to access any funding for drug rehab and alcohol rehab programmes.

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The Effects of Alcohol

Aug 27, 2012 By Paul Spanjar 0 comments

While being the most popular legal drug in UK, there are many short-term and long-term effects of alcohol. Some effects of alcohol can be seen as desirable, such as euphoria and increased self-confidence at lower amounts, or unpleasant - dizziness, vomiting and blurred vision at larger amounts.

The effects of alcohol are felt more or less depending on circumstance and physiology. Women become intoxicated after drinking less alcohol than men, and consuming alcohol after a heavy meal will lessen the physical effects of alcohol.

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Drug Rehab

Jul 5, 2012 By Paul Spanjar 0 comments

Drug Rehab:

The term drug rehab is commonly used to describe a complex multi-faceted treatment programme. Unfortunately, over recent years, the term drug rehab has become synonymous with celebrity break downs, culminating in a negative attitude towards drug rehabs in general. Most drug rehabs offer treatment for various addictions most commonly drug and alcohol addictions, although there are also programmes for those who have issues with gambling, sex, shopping and food.

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How to help an Alcoholic

Jun 29, 2012 By Paul Spanjar 0 comments
How to help an alcoholic: Once you've admitted that alcohol is a problem for your loved one, or once your loved one is getting help for their alcoholism, the next question is: "how to help an alcoholic?" Before the alcoholic is in recovery, the focus of helping an alcoholic is on getting the alcoholic treatment; once the alcoholic stops drinking, helping an alcoholic involves supporting the alcoholic through the recovery process.

How to Help an Alcoholic - REHAB

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What is Alcohol Abuse?

Jun 29, 2012 By Paul Spanjar 0 comments
Just as with any drug, people ask, "what is alcohol abuse?" It can be difficult to tell the difference between social drinking, moderate drinking and alcohol abuse, but the alcohol abuse definition comes down to one key point: is drinking causing problems in the person's life?
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Importance of the Family‏

Jun 13, 2012 By Paul Spanjar 0 comments

The role of the family in alcohol and drug rehabilitation:

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Weekly Column Part 4

Apr 24, 2012 By Paul Spanjar 0 comments

I've had quite a few questions over the years pertaining to the recovery programme we run at The Providence Projects Drug and Alcohol Detox and Treatment Rehabs and how we recommend attendance of AA, CA, NA and other 12 Step fellowships. And of course the 12 Steps. The question I get asked time and again is, "isn't it a religious program?" and my answer to that is a firm, no. I also get many others telling me their opinion of AA etc although they have never been to a meeting themselves or have only attended one or two while still loaded.

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Drugs and Alcohol: Current Affairs

Apr 22, 2012 By Paul Spanjar 0 comments

There has been much publicity recently that class A drug use has decreased. Although this may be true, it certainly does not tell the whole story. If one looks back through history, the type of drugs used and the way in which they are used constantly change. In fact the classification of drugs is also questionable. Undoubtedly, the most harmful drug is alcohol. If alcohol were to be ‘invented’ today it would be banned immediately. It causes more deaths, more harm, more crime than every other drug combined.

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Weekly Column Part 3

Feb 29, 2012 By Paul Spanjar 0 comments

Among the emails I've received this week (I will answer them all before the week's out) was one from a family member of someone still in active addiction. They state that their son wants to get clean and sober and is willing to come to treatment but how will they ever be able to trust him again and is there any chance he'll ever amount to anything.

Well, firstly many addicts and alcoholics enter detox and drug and alcohol treatment centres thinking that once they get clean and sober, all will be well with their lives and their relationships with others.

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Weekly Column Part 2

Feb 21, 2012 By Paul Spanjar 0 comments

We often hear that someone has to hit rock bottom for detox and rehabilitation to be successful. My answer to that is WHY? Surely it's better to intervene as early as possible rather than wait for people's lives to completely disintegrate which it will eventually do if their dependency issues are left untreated.

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The Providence Projects has been successfully delivering alcohol and drug rehab for over 20 years. The highly skilled counselling team and a proven and innovative treatment programme combine to ensure that all of our clients have the best possible chance of recovery.

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Steve Spiegel and Dr Turnbull agreed a mission when opening The Providence Projects in 1996 and our mission has remained the same; to provide effective and affordable addiction treatment in order to help men, women and families begin the process of recovery.

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"An unassuming house in the heart of Boscombe where miracles happen. From my initial talk with Paul, the admission process with Jon and my induction with Darryl, I was treated with compassion, empathy and understanding. All the staff had been in the same position as me!...If you are looking for a wealth of experience and knowledge around addiction, a safe environment to turn your life around and a solid foundation for your ongoing recovery you will not be disappointed.”
 
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